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Motivational Speaker Speakers

The best motivational speakers are storytellers, people who have navigated extraordinary circumstances and emerged with the power to share their hard-won life’s lessons with others to awe and inspire. Drawing on their own stories of overcoming adversity, fascinating experiences and accomplishing extraordinary feats, our speakers’ keynotes spur audiences to greater achievement.

In today’s challenging and dynamic world, everyone can use a motivational boost now and then. Organizations of all sizes and scopes benefit from our speakers’ shared wisdom, humor, and profoundly expressed desire to be more, to do better. Some of our top motivational speakers include Vernice “Flygirld” Armour, Jim “The Rookie” Morris, Rick Pitino, Robert Swan, and Robyn Benincasa.

Whether you seek to rouse your group from discouragement or disengagement, or simply uplift their spirits, our compelling and captivating speakers will move audiences to laughter and to tears – taking them on an unforgettable journey.

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Motivational Speaker Speakers

Chris Gardner

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM Illinois, USA

Inspirational and motivational speaker Chris Gardner draws on his extraordinary life story to share the lessons he has learned for overcoming adversity and improving performance. This life story became an autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness,… Full Profile


Michael Gelb

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM New Mexico, USA

Leading authority on the practical application of genius thinking, Michael J Gelb is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, change management, accelerated learning and innovative leadership. He has been a professional speaker, seminar… Full Profile


Yossi Ghinsberg

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Isolated in the Amazonian jungle after his raft went over a waterfall, Yossi Ghinsberg should have perished. Instead the Israeli, a 22-year-old youth at the time, gathered his wits and embarked on a three-week-long escapade… Full Profile


Warren Macdonald

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Alberta, Canada

A catastrophic moment redefined Warren Macdonald’s life in April 1997 when a one-ton boulder fell on him during an excursion on a remote Australian island. For two days the avid environmentalist lay trapped and alone.… Full Profile


Dr. Calvin Mackie

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM Louisiana, USA

Inspiring millions with his journey from remedial reading classes to a PhD in engineering, Dr. Calvin Mackie is an internationally admired motivational speaker. The inventor, entrepreneur, and prominent African-American community leader is an advocate in… Full Profile


John Foppe

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Missouri, USA

John Foppe has shown millions of people that the only handicaps we have are the mental and emotional ones that prevent us from participating fully in life. With three decades of speaking experience that have… Full Profile


Steve Ford

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Inspirational speaker Steve Ford is a successful actor, recovering alcoholic and one-time resident of the White House (as the son of President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford). He offers highly personal keynote speeches that… Full Profile


Jodie Foster

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Two-time Academy Award-winning actress, Jodie Foster delivers a sense of passion, intensity, and realism to every role she takes. Considered to be one of the most talented and intelligent actors alive, her career in Hollywood… Full Profile


Rory Vaden

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM Tennessee, USA

Rory Vaden is a self-discipline strategist, author and business motivational speaker with degrees in business management, leadership, accounting and an MBA. He is the co-founder of Southwestern Consulting, a multi-million dollar international training company, and… Full Profile


Robert Van Arlen

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Arizona, USA

Jazz pianist and speaker to over 250,000 salespeople across the world, Robert Van Arlen takes the title of his book, Focused Synergy, and shows you how developing synergy is the key to success in life,… Full Profile


Phillip Van Hooser

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Kentucky, USA

One of the country’s foremost leadership experts, Phillip Van Hooser has helped over 900 organizations build leadership bench strength, performance, and productivity. Driven by his belief that “Leadership is not a position but the ability… Full Profile


Ed Viesturs

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM Washington, USA

Since he was a child growing up in the flatlands of Rockford, Illinois, Ed Viesturs has been fascinated by mountain climbing. When he was working as a veterinarian in the 1980s, he took months off… Full Profile


Nick Vujicic

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM Texas, USA

Nick Vujicic is an extraordinary individual who has touched the hearts of millions around the globe. Born on December 4, 1982, in Melbourne, Australia, Nick entered the world with a rare condition known as tetra-amelia… Full Profile


Roy Firestone

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

One of the most compelling sportscasters and interviewers of all time, Roy Firestone is a popular entertainer and speaker on the corporate circuit. The former ESPN sports journalist showcases his ability as a talented singer,… Full Profile


John Foley

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM Idaho, USA

John Foley received a degree in mechanical engineering from the US Naval Academy. During which he played defensive back for the Midshipmen in a team that had one of the best records in its history.… Full Profile


Chip Eichelberger

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Tennessee, USA

Chip Eichelberger worked as international point man for the globally renowned business leader Tony Robbins for five years before going into business for himself in 1993. Since then he has galvanized nearly a thousand events… Full Profile


Linda Ellerbee

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Linda Ellerbee's astonishing career has taken her from highly regarded journalist to award-winning television producer to bestselling author. Along the way she has become a mom, a grandmother, survived breast cancer and become one of… Full Profile


Susan Ershler

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Washington, USA

History-making mountain climber and Fortune 500 executive, Susan Ershler has scaled mountains in both the natural world and business world. During ten years she and her husband became the first couple to climb the Seven… Full Profile


Jack Daly

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

With more than 25 years of business experience, including numerous stints as CEO of fast-growing national companies, Jack Daly knows how to help companies achieve greater sales and profitable growth. One of his most notable… Full Profile


Dominique Dawes

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM Maryland, USA

Championship athlete, Dominique Dawes is best known for her role in “The Magnificent Seven,” the 1996 Olympic gold medal-winning American women’s gymnastic team, which to this day is still remembered as the best women’s team… Full Profile


Tim Clue

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Illinois, USA

Long before he was an educator, professional speaker, published playwright, husband and father, Tim was an undiagnosed hyper-active dyslexic rug rat from a small town outside Chicago. From this environment was cultivated a deep passion… Full Profile


Bill Conerly

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Oregon, USA

Dr. Bill Conerly guides business leaders in building resilient plans adaptable to any economy. He has the unique combination of a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University and over 30 years’ experience helping companies thrive… Full Profile


Barbara Corcoran

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

The story of Barbara's life, extraordinary success and TV stardom is told in her latest book, Shark Tales. A self-made woman who sees no need to suffer fools or mince words, Barbara has won many… Full Profile


Natalie Coughlin

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Natalie Coughlin has positioned herself as one of the most exciting and marketable athletes in today’s world, as well as one of the most talented swimmers in history. Twelve-time Olympic medalist, she combines power, speed,… Full Profile





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